If you needed any further proof to the degree that Obama's "strategy" to defeat ISIS has become totally corrupted by his political outlook then watch this short video clip:
Obama made those remarks in Manilla, Phillipines after leaving the G20 Summit in Turkey. Ironic that shortly after he left the Turkish government arrested eight men posing as refugees suspected as terrorists.
Speaking of Republicans Obama said: "Apparently, they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. First, they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates. Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me."
And you only have to look at the photos of streaming refugees to note that widows and three year olds are vastly outnumbered by fighting age men. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees documents the majority are men with most coming from Syria. Is Obama totally unaware of these facts or doesn't he care?
We all remember the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. That terrorist attack was committed by the Tsarnaev brothers. They came here as the children of asylum seekers. Technically not refugees but it's a distinction without a difference. On reaching adulthood the boys became radicalized. There were plenty of warnings prior to their attack but the Obama Administration ignored them all.
Yes, there is a danger of terrorists posing as refugees to gain entry into the West. Facsimiles of the Syrian passport belonging to one of the terrorists who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris has apparently been used by eight other refugees. Does this mean eight potential terrorists have infiltrated? But the bigger danger may be admitting so many young men who may not assimilate and live isolated lives where they are receptive to radical Islamic propaganda. Even when they assimilate there is a danger. Remember the young man who killed four Marines in Tennessee this summer? He was a Palestinian who came to the U.S. as a child. Apparently children can be a threat. Someone please tell Obama!
Democrats, not just Republicans, Concerned with Obama's Failed Strategy
Obama loves to take cheap, petty shots at Republicans. But more and more Democrats, realizing the danger of Obama's failed strategy are expressing their concern. Will Obama attack them too? Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has been very vocal:
SEN FEINSTEIN: It has become clear that limited air strikes and support for Iraqi forces and the Syrian opposition are not sufficient to protect our country and our allies. This is a war that affects us all, and it’s time we take real action to confront these monsters who target innocent civilians.”(1)Feinstein isn't the only Dem expressing concern. (1,2,3) Will Obama be attacking them with the same kind of petty cheap shots directed at Republicans?
“Candidly, I don’t think bombing runs alone—we have done about 8,000 now—can really make a difference. So we’re going to have to look at some new themes, and I think we will have to listen very carefully to our military people and ask for the kind of precise military strategy and tactics that might be able to really contain ISIL and defeat it.”(2)
“The Paris attacks will certainly alter the debate about Syrian refugees, and it’s clear to me we must prioritize the safety and security of the American people.(3)
It's a bipartisan conclusion that Obama's strategy to combat ISIS has failed. When will Obama move beyond petty insults to actually LEAD an effective plan? Don't hold your breath. One thing is clear, he OWNS his failed strategy and should we be attacked it will be on his head. No doubt he will politicize that too and try and blame Republicans. What an ASS!
UPDATE: Syrians caught in Honduras and St. Maarten with stolen Greek passports on way to U.S. Someone needs tell Obama these were widows or three year olds!